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Kapoktree

Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.

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Ceiba pentandra (Kapoktree) is a species of tree in the family mallows. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Maranhao, Acre (Brazil), Roraima, U.S. Virgin Islands, AmazôNia, Pará, The Neotropics, and Puerto Rico. They have compound, broad leaves, white flowers, and capsule fruit. Flowers are visited by Pemba Flying Fox, Little Flying Cow, Insular Flying Fox, and Jamaican Fruit-eating Bat. Individuals can grow to 150 feet.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of kapoktree. View this species on GBIF